I LOVE BEING WRONG: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Failure

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For many people “wrong” is one of the worst things they could be. It’s right up there “mean to puppies” or “rude to waitstaff”

Most of the time, being “right” is SO important, that it can cause people to blow right past an opportunity to actually achieve their desired outcome.

Think of that.

The irony that being so fixated on being “right” that it can actually cause you to lose.

Personally, I’ve found being wrong to prove amazingly beneficial! In every single instance where I discovered I was wrong about something, it opened the door for me to progress and improve.

Shooting, Jits, Relationships, you name it. Each time I was proven wrong was a net gain for me. Nobody foreclosed on my house. My wife didn’t leave me. The dogs didn’t run away. Nothing bad happened.

So give it a shot! Be open to the idea that you may be wrong. You might be surprised at what you gain!

Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since
accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation’s top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others.

Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between “best practices” in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations.

“I’ve never carried a gun professionally. I’m just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle.

Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I’ve discovered that a lot of the “requirements” and norms of gun carriers at large aren’t necessarily compatible with that professional environment.

I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership.

This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial.

This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle.”

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